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by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Anyone with a spent X220 Slice Battery 19+?
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Anyone with a spent X220 Slice Battery 19+?

Why not get an Ultrabase. It is a battery but with extra ports, a DVD drive, and your charging port.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/04W6846-x220-x2 ... SwxbtZpu9j
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 100482

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

Yes many forum members can relate to that and I am personally turned off by much of what Apple represents. Apple in my eyes is fashion / hype and consumerism. Other than that they aren't as sturdy as Thinkpads and anything that doesn't have a trackpoint isn't a real laptop in my eyes. YMMV Yes, but...
by Thinkpad4by3
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: T25-Retro already on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: T25-Retro already on eBay

Like the NES Classic, but WORSE!!!
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T61p upgrades
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: Thinkpad T61p upgrades

Did you mean bricked instead of locked? Locked usually means a lost PW, while bricked is what I recently did to a T500 while attempting a BIOS flash... AKA FUBAR'd :evil: That is not FUBAR'd. This is FUBAR'd. https://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/115528753_7295eb939a_m.jpg F***ed Up Beyond All Recogni...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Tin foil in IPS screen replacement (LP125WH2-SLT1)
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Tin foil in IPS screen replacement (LP125WH2-SLT1)

Honestly, if it seems legit, just test it outside of the machine. I would be cautious with an AliExpress screen, but it isn't AliBaba screen so you have slightly less worry. If it was Alibaba, I would call Homeland Security to take it away :lol: . Don't take it off. It is likely connected to ground ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 100482

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

It is one of the 7 deadly sins of Thinkpad users :lol: .

A Thinkpad a day keeps the Apple away, and therefore you might need to see the doctor more often :D .
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31 is still usable.
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: A31 is still usable.

Either you surf only very light websites (no scripts, no flash, no videos), or your definition of "quite well" is skewed by not having a modern, fast computer around. The difference is quite shocking, and after using a C2Q 3GHz or any Core i system, going back even to the T60 C2D 2GHz is a pain. I ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Mavericks on a Macbook with El Capitan?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Mavericks on a Macbook with El Capitan?

May be this will help? I don't know per se but may as well give it a try if everything is backed up.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 hard drive issue
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: T430 hard drive issue

A Samsung 850 EVO drive is cheap and will suit you well. Like this one.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60 OS
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: T60 OS

Windows 7 should so nicely. Windows XP is a bit outdated but perfectly useable.

A Linux distro like Ubuntu or Mint will also suit well. Depends on your preference. Try them all out and find one you like best.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Is a T43 good for programming?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Is a T43 good for programming?

Welcome to the forums, It depends on your programming. If you do some Java, C++, etc. that requires little hardware needs and just needs a screen and keyboard, then you should. If you are doing more intensive things like 3D programming, stay clear. The T43 will not have enough power to do that. If y...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s usb 3.0 dual DP dock and DP to Dual DP adapter, can I drive 4 monitors?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: T430s usb 3.0 dual DP dock and DP to Dual DP adapter, can I drive 4 monitors?

Yea, but the problem is that those displays are run off the CPU and if you don't have a sufficiently powerful CPU or are doing tasks that really CPU intensive, you will start having problems, especially over that many displays.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

Construction is nice. The hinges are beautiful and extremely tight, good TP hinges. Pretty solid machine. The plastics are quite flexible and strong like they should be unlike the 701C. The keyboard: the feel is AMAZING. Beats a TP NMB keyboard anyday. The problem is that the rubber membrane that de...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 36
Views: 1196

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Sexy flat and thin bezels may be wooing everyone here tired of their Thinkpads but my preferred screen size is 15.4" WUXGA. I would argue that out of the "conventional" resolutions WUXGA is likely the most productive one by default for a person with average eyesight, be it on 15.4" or even 17.0" LC...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Magnavox Metalis 286. It's older than Thinkpads.

This is a Magnavox Metalis 286. It is a crappy computer from 1990. It was cheap then, and it still is. It still is an interesting machine none the less. Unsuspicious black baggie. https://i.imgur.com/LkIOy7p.jpg Hmm...a Magnavox Logo...Not your usual brand. https://i.imgur.com/F1PYof1.jpg It is a 28...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 500 series Sata-II fix?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: 500 series Sata-II fix?

SSDs can make a surprising amount of performance come back to a computer. I tried W7 on a T42 and it was unbearably slow. I added an Ultrabay SSD it actually was quite snappy though web performance was as good as you would expect, awful.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 75
Views: 2806

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Proper rollcages were gone long before 2013... Yes, the "proper" rollcages were long gone. I've replaced the W700 motherboard and I think about 50% of the weight goes to the solid chunk of metal. I opened up a T430s and found magnesium parts in there. An **40 machine is like the T4x machines, witho...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 75
Views: 2806

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Yes it was going down hill, but it still had a magnesium rollcage. It still had a 'black' rubberized coating, not this grey flat junk. Still had the composite plastic stuff. It still had full voltage CPUs that were replaceable in most models.

2013 marks the date we lost all of that stuff.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 75
Views: 2806

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Then I shall stand corrected. I'm not sure who told me. Still, a 1K less difference will still make people more likely to buy it.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 75
Views: 2806

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Likely price. A new X1 carbon can be loaded up pretty much a little over 1K. The X301 loaded up cost about 5K. Not many people wanted to pay the premium so they gave them the new Thinkpads because they were cheaper and more relate-able to the market share. Cost cutting measures: 6-row was easier to ...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1689

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

There 286 machines and 486 machines were made by Zenith. The late 286 and 386 machines were made my Phillips/Magnavox. You mean, like Lenovo is re-branded Compal, Quanta and Inventec? Nonono.....I mean like the EXACT SAME MOLDS AND LOGIC BOARDS!! Literal sticker placements. If I haven't made myself...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1689

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

Packard Bell was re-branded everything.

There 286 machines and 486 machines were made by Zenith. The late 286 and 386 machines were made my Phillips/Magnavox. After that, my knowledge ends there but Packard Bell was really Re-branded bell.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 75
Views: 2806

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I had a maxed out T430s before it died. A 840 Pro SSD, 16GB RAM and an i7-3520M. That thing was fast!!!!
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T61p upgrades
Replies: 19
Views: 468

Re: Thinkpad T61p upgrades

I would need to read War and Peace to install a BIOS. Is there no accept the terms and conditions? Well, there is a first for everything :D .
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: Thinkpad Edge 15 BIOS
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Thinkpad Edge 15 BIOS

The Edge series machines are not covered under the modifed BIOSes. The Edge machines are not professional machines, but a sorta "prosumer" machine. Any T,X,W are the professional machines that include the modified BIOSes.
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Thinkpad T60 replacemnt motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Thinkpad T60 replacemnt motherboard

T60 Mobo: Pros: Stock. Cons: Missed opportunities below. T61 NVS140M: Pros: Best GFX card for the T6x series without serious modding. Penryn support for fast CPUs, 8GB RAM, SATA II performance. Cons: NVS140M can fail if not safe date. T61 GMA Graphics: Pros: Penryn CPUs, 8GB RAM, SATA II performacne...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s usb 3.0 dual DP dock and DP to Dual DP adapter, can I drive 4 monitors?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: T430s usb 3.0 dual DP dock and DP to Dual DP adapter, can I drive 4 monitors?

I have a T430s and an usb 3.0 dual DP dock. I now have 4 identical Lenovo 1920x1080 DP monitors. I'm currently driving 2 DP monitors off the usb3 dock both using DP. I am wondering if I get two of the lenovo DP -> dual DP adapters, will I be able to drive 4 monitors. From what I understand those ad...
by Thinkpad4by3
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T410 Days are far from over.
Replies: 24
Views: 1906

Re: T410 Days are far from over.

i have been Thinkpadless for the last few months and i now realize why i love them so much. i gave 5 Thinkpads away to thin my computer collection and now wish i had several back. This Dell 11" i'm on now has nothing on a good T61 or T410. You could always mod a ThinkLight like this guy did on HIS ...

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